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Feb 27, 2013 9:00pm PST
, san francisco, east bay and all the bay area this is abc 7 news. >>> president obama says civil rights legend rosa parks has taken her rightful place among those who have shaped the course of american history. the president and congressional leaders unveiled a statue of parks today at the u.s. capitol. the statue made by east bay resident rob furman portrays parks seated wearing a hat and clutching h her purse. in 1955, she refused to give up you her seat to a on an alabama bus. >> she lived life of activism but also a life of dignity and grace. and in a single moment with the simplest of gestures she helped change america and change the world. >> parks is the first black woman to be honored with a full-length statue in the capitol's statuary hall. she died in 2005. >>> and pianist van clyburn died today. he rose to fame at the age of 23 at the height of the cold war. he brought home the gold medal at the competition in moscow. besides helping thaw relations with russia the event launched a spectacular career that made him rare classical musician to enyou rock star status. >> he
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